Jackie K. Cooper

Jackie K. Cooper
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T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 50% Rockaway (2019) This mix of "Good Boys" and "Stand By Me" touches all the right emotions with two brothers struggling to survive the summer of 94. Writer/director John J Budion is on the right track with his career. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
5/10 85% Freaks (2019) Good sci-fi idea but seems to be something we have all seen before. Still it is a nice introduction to child actor Lexy Kolker. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/10 62% It Chapter Two (2019) Went to "It 2" wanting to be scared silly. They left out the scared and went for the silly. Too much time clowning around and not with THE CLOWN. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
5/10 68% Gwen (2019) Well acted and the locales reflect the poverty of North Wales in the 1800's, but the movie is a downer from beginning to end. A little ray of hope would have helped. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
7/10 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) This movie is so much more than would expect. It isn't just about a rabid fan of Bruce Springsteen, it is how his life is uplifted by Springsteen. Dramatic and emotional, it delivers on entertainment. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
5/10 50% Bennett's War (2019) A nice, pleasant movie, but not one worth the price of today's tickets. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/10 No Score Yet Seaside (2019) A mess of a movie but Ariana DeBose shows promise and Sharon Washington is excellent as always. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
4/10 19% The Fanatic (2019) I am a big Travolta fan and remember his glory days. This Kathy Bates/"Misery" rip-off is another nail in his career coffin. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/10 38% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) The acting is good but the storyline is a muddled and mishandled version of Dennis Quaid's "Frequency". - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
5/10 17% Awake (2019) Just an average suspense movie but if you are a Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Francesca Eastwood fan like me it is worth watching. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
6/10 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) After all this time and all of his proclivities he is alive and kicking. That alone makes this film worth watching. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
8/10 43% After the Wedding (2019) Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams sell this film on talent alone - but there is also the fascinating story involving these two women. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
8/10 50% Overcomer (2019) The Kendricks Brothers get better and better, and "Overcomer" is their best effort yet. Great performances, solid script, and a message if you want it. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
6/10 88% Ready or Not (2019) It's like a bizarre game of Clue but this time it is who wants to do it, in what room, with what weapon. Quirky, enjoyable entertainment. Oh, and I really enjoyed Samara Weaving. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
6/10 38% Angel Has Fallen (2019) It is basically the same old same old but this time you have the prickly Nick Nolte as Butler's father. He isn't used enough but he peps up the movie in a Walter Brennan (look it up) way. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
6/10 50% Ode to Joy (2019) Good actors in a unique story make for a somewhat entertaining movie. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/10 55% The Bromley Boys (2018) Has a few moments of fun but overall it is a movie to watch when you have nothing else to do. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
7/10 46% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Finally a movie of substance, plus you get Cate the great! - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
6/10 44% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Enough suspense, scares and SHARKS to satisfy me. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
6/10 72% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Animated - check; family film - check; funny! - check - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/10 79% Good Boys (2019) Some are comparing it to "Superbad" and they are right. It is super bad. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
7/10 93% Luce (2019) The script is so grandly nuanced and the performances are so brilliantly shaded that you never know exactly where you and the story stand. This one will stay with you after you see it. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
6/10 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) A tender story that is enhanced by the wonderful performance of Zack Gottsagen. It touches your heart but never reaches the magical level it should have. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
6/10 21% The Kitchen (2019) Another "Widows" type film that is saved by the brash performance by Tiffany Haddish. McCarthy and Moss are also good but they stand in her shadow. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
5/10 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) It may have been a great book but something got lost in translation to the screen. The drama becomes almost laughable. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
6/10 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Plays off the TV series and charms the children. Adults, not so much - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
4/10 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Not scary enough; not dark enough. Don't think the franchise is going to happen. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
7/10 30% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) Because it is based on true facts the movie has a leg up. Chris Evans leads a good cast in telling a fascinating story. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
6/10 64% Them That Follow (2019) With all the talent in the cast and the rarely viewed snake handler sect as the topic , this movie should have been better. Still it has some amazing moments. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
6/10 86% The Nightingale (2019) It is a revenge story that is well acted and overall entertaining. Only the ending lets you down. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
6/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Mindless energizing entertainment. It doesn't live up to the fun of "The Fast and Furious" franchise family but it is an okay cousin. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
7/10 33% 15 Minutes of War (L'intervention) (2019) Suspenseful from beginning to end and populated with unique characters who are a mix of "The Dirty Dozen" and "Dirty Harry." - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
6/10 40% The Operative (2019) Diane Kruger is finally getting the roles she deserves. This movie, though sometimes flawed, is worth seeing her performance alone. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
8/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Nobody makes movies like Tarantino makes movies and "Once Upon" is one of his best. It is too long and too aimless in spots but overall it is just genius filmmaking. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
7/10 100% Crown and Anchor (2018) Michael Rowe and Matt Wells give standout performances as cousins who live two separate types of lives. A gritty and entertaining movie about the mean streets of Canada. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
6/10 94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) A fascinating look at the legendary journalist. But it is more about his career than the man he was. A more personal film would have been a better film. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
6/10 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) A dark, dark comedy that leads the audience into unexpected territory. In some ways it works but in many others it doesn't. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
5/10 55% Summer Night (2019) A coming of age story that doesn't move the needle on entertainment value. We have been there and seen those stories like this many times in the past. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
6/10 53% The Lion King (2019) This "live version" is okay entertainment but where is the majesty of the original? "The Circle of Life" should give you chills and in this one it is just a pretty song. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/10 67% Pink Wall (2019) Two incompatible lead actors weigh down this movie which is basically talk, talk and more talk. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
8/10 65% Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2019) A touching and inspiring film. Bethany Hamilton shows here she lives up to all the hype. She is heroic and this documentary captures it perfectly. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
4/10 42% Stuber (2019) "Stuber" is stupid in its handling of a simple buddy movie. There is no chemistry, the supporting characters are merely blips on the screen, and the plot - well there really is no plot. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
7/10 98% Maiden (2019) This documentary celebrates the fearless women of the late 1980's who were up for the challenge to sail around the world. We are given a view of them then and of them now and they are impressive and amazing in both time frames. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
6/10 82% Crawl (2019) A hoot and a holler type of monster movie with the deadliest crocodiles since "Peter Pan." Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
8/10 59% The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l'empire américain) (2019) Liked everything abut this movie from its crafty actors to its crazy plot. Maripier Morin and Alexandre Landry are stars of tomorrow. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/10 73% Lying and Stealing (2019) What a waste of handsome people. These lead actors deserve so much better movies than a reheated crime caper. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
5/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Good actors create listless characters as the plot fiddles while the barn burns. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/10 80% Wade in the Water (2019) This story of a loner didn't impress me much while watching it, but I have to say the plot has lingered in my mind. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
6/10 80% Skin in the Game (2019) Based on true events this movie held my attention all the way through till the end. Erica Ash gives a dynamic performance. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
6/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) I didn't buy in to all the plot twists and turns but Tom Holland makes a believable high school Spiderman. Special effects were good but I could have skipped Jake Gyllenhaal and wished for more Marisa Tomei and Jon Favreau - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019